Thursday, 24 July 2014

1 Day to Go

It's finally here. Tomorrow we fly out to Florida for the first time in five years. The house feels weird since we dropped off the rabbit at my Grandparents house for three weeks yesterday. Don't you just love the day before you go away? Excitement levels through the roof, last minute packing, the frantic searching around the house for the things that haven't seen the light of day in years yet are desperately needed. One of my favourite parts has to be having to eat all the fresh food in the house. Well, we wouldn't want it to go to waste would we?

My suitcase is nearly packed and my electrical stuff is all getting charged up. I've just discovered that I can't locate one of my camera lenses so I need to investigate that once I've finished this post. My dad's drivers license has gone missing and my mum can't locate her iPod that we used just yesterday. Both me and my sister are out the house til 9pm tonight at various places so I anticipate that it will be a very crazy couple of hours after that sorting out all the stuff we can't do until the last minute (showers, hair, nails, hand luggage etc).

One sleep to go. Oh, who am I kidding? Sleeping tonight will be harder than holding back the tears during IllumiNations at Epcot.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Officially a Graduate!

Earlier this week, I became a graduate! It was an exciting day if not a little stressful. I had travelled up to uni at the start of the week to watch some of my friends graduate, but my family were travelling up in two cars on the morning of the ceremony. Unfortunately, there was awful traffic on the motorway and what is usually a journey that takes 1 hour took close to 2 hours. They arrived just in time to watch the ceremony; only my parents were allowed in, but my grandparents, sister and her boyfriend watched on the live video links around campus. I was pretty happy to not fall over whilst walking up to the Chancellor- 6 months ago I couldn't walk, but this week I graduated whilst wearing 4 inch heels (New Look, my dress was from H&M).
My fantastic shoes which I bought whilst I was on crutches as in incentive to get walking again soon!

After the ceremony, there were the obligatory photos with every combination of family members that was possible, as well as all the friends that I could pick out of the crowd of people all wearing the same hats! We attended the drinks reception at the Geography Building then headed off to a local restaurant for a meal. It was our first time visiting the restaurant but all 7 of us were pleased with our meal :) 
Selfie time with the parents.

It was a very exhausting day for all of us, but I can now officially call myself a graduate and I couldn't be prouder.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Party Time

Over this past weekend, we travelled over to Wales to celebrate my Uncle's upcoming retirement. As soon as my mum finished work on Friday, we hit the road and thankfully the rush hour traffic wasn't too bad and we were in Wales with an hour to spare to get ready for the party. It was nice to have so many of the family together for such a happy celebration (sadly my sister couldn't make it as she was in Bournemouth at a cheerleading competition). It was lovely to see how many people of different ages came to the party; I guess you can say he's a well-respected man! 

Me and Sophie.

Me and mum.

With the newly retired man. He couldn't make a normal face for a photo all night.